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One small step for Brussels and its space dreams

Brussels makes the argument for cosmic projects ranging from moon villages to a Space Force.

  • Joshua Posaner and Saim Saeed
  • Politico

The European Commission has a vision to boldly go where no European has gone before.

circa 1965: The full moon with the rays radiating from Tyche visible at the bottom. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

“I hear some spoke about an orbital society: Why not?” Commissioner for the Internal Market Elżbieta Bieńkowska told a space industry conference in Brussels Tuesday. “I hear others targeting the moon and the moon village: Why not? I hear also that Europe should have the capacity to have human space flights and not depend on others: Certainly yes!”

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